Wednesday 18 March 2020

Saxifraga aff. hirsuta

Saxifraga hirsuta
Not totally sure about the identity of this plant. It closely resembles the Irish endemic S.hirsuta, which is very like the familiar London Pride types but with matt green, somewhat fuzzy foliage and sprays of small white flowers. What is unusual in this form, and which I don’t see mentioned in any references to hirsuta is the wine-red undersides to the leaves which are a subtle but distinct enhancement.
Saxifraga hirsuta
As easy to grow as its relatives and especially nice in dry shade.

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